Bedding / February 11, 2019 / Amie Thibault.
Both bunk beds and trundle beds have other space considerations. Can you accommodate the additional space needs of either of these two bedding options? Bunk beds will generally incorporate a ladder to the higher bunk on the end of the bunk bed structure. If not, there will be a ladder that comes out from the side of the bed. If a ladder is built into the bed frame, is there room for the child to climb the ladder? If the bed frame has a detached ladder which comes out from the side of the bed, do you have room for the ladder to slant out from the bed frame? On the opposite hand, a trundle bed needs enough room to be pulled out for use. Which extra space requirement works best with the room you have?
These beds don't have to be small, as there are different kinds of beds that can be installed inside a room that actually folds up, pushes away or is altered in some way to allow you to still use one room as an office or lounge, all at the same time. These different beds range from hidden beds to Murphy wall beds and are a valued addition to any room or apartment, no matter where you live or what your living spaces currently are.
Hidden beds are pushed up into a wall so that when it is up you don't even realize the bed is there. Usually you aren't going to have something in front of the bed when it is folded up so you can easily pull it down, although it is possible to still have light objects in front of the bed so it can be easily moved out of the way so you don't have to move much out of the way to access the wall beds.
Is at least one of your children old enough to sleep in the top of the bunk bed? While bunk beds can be a great choice for kids, the sheer height of a top bunk bed makes it unsafe for a younger child who still rolls out of bed. If you are going to purchase a bed now, and you have any fears at all that your child may be at risk on the top of a bunk bed, then consider the trundle bed more seriously, or wait until your children are old enough to handle the higher sleeping height. Many manufacturers recommend a child be over six years or age before you consider purchasing a bunk bed for use by a child.
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